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PostPosted: Sat Jun 09, 2012 7:57 pm 
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Hello people, this is my first post and my first bike project. I am restoring a Raleigh record sprint that I bought off a friend. The bike wasn't in too bad condition, a little rust and a few scratches on the frame. Which I have stripped and started prepping for a re-spray. As a result I have had to remove all the decals which were in a poor state. Does anyone know where I can get some more decals? Or made up?
Also all the gold colouring has faded/come off the brake calipers, brake levers and crank arms, does anyone know if they were anodized originally? If so where could I get them re-finished in the Sheffield area.

Thank you so much for helping, I know its a lot of questions! Sorry to be cheeky


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 09, 2012 9:51 pm 
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Hi

Welcome to the forum

You can try http://www.hlloydcycles.com/ for the decals


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 09, 2012 9:56 pm 
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Getting any anodising done costs a fortune ! I enquired at a Nottingham firm and they quoted £175 to anodise a chainset :oops:


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 10, 2012 12:00 am 
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What Ian said, anodising is not cheap. Personally I'd add a modern twist and fit some new Gold components....it's a project I keep meaning to do actually but the right Record Sprint hasn't come along yet....

If not gold period parts come up occasionally like this brakeset:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/WEINMANN-ALLO ... 3f18513cca

Or correct brakes here: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/VINTAGE-GOLD- ... 3a7597ed19

Gold DP brakes: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/DIA-COMPE-BRS ... 3a6f22b447

etc, etc.


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 10, 2012 6:24 am 
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That is really expensive. Has anyone had any experience with wrapping? Thanks for your replies.


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 10, 2012 7:34 am 
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Yes every Christmas I do lots of wrapping :)


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 10, 2012 9:22 am 
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Haha! I think it's a foil that is wrapped around components.


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 10, 2012 4:50 pm 
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Wrapping of parts on a bike would be pointless as the parts will have many curves and straight edges and will eventually peel !

If i'm not mistaken i don't think you can do any gold wrapping as it too brittle and when gold vinyl is heated up it **** up.

Go for the first brakes in Tel's links much better than the originals.


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 10, 2012 5:24 pm 
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As Ian says I wouldn't bother trying to wrap any bicycle parts possibly the only part you may get away with is the bars but ii all honesty I think they'd look shite to put it bluntly.

Looking at the picture I'd say that the most faded part is the chainset. The only gold alternative I can find at a reasonable price is this Sturmey Archer http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/STURMEY-ARCHE ... 4cfe2c7d73 but it is only single speed. You could use spacers and mount two rings on there I'm sure but I wouldn't.

I'd be tempted to change it to a black chainset (as the newer Record Spint had) but add Gold chainring bolts and maybe a gold inner ring (black outer) to keep the bling. eBay revealed these http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/MOWA-Double-A ... 3a75449ca5 which would look fantastic imo, but a little dear!

I did have a very similar bike just had a different paint job, I can't recall the name, and I remember the chainrings were steel which added quite a bit of weight to the bike.


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